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6:25 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Wyoming's fire season is a relief for the state

Wyoming’s fire season is much smaller than last year.

State forester Bill Crapser says there have only been a couple of major forest fires this year, and they’re mostly burning in remote areas. Last year, around 30 large fires ravaged the state, and more than 4,000 firefighters from other states came to Wyoming to help.

Crapser says the damp spring and summer have allowed plants to resist heat, flames, and lightning, and it’s a relief for the state’s budget.  

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